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Difficulty sleeping (insomnia)

Insomnia is difficulty getting to sleep or staying asleep for long enough to feel refreshed the next morning. It's a common problem thought to regularly affect around one in every three people in the UK, and is particularly common in elderly people. If you have…

Direct payments and personal budgets

Direct payments and personal budgets are offered by your local authority to give you more flexibility over how your care and support is arranged and provided. They are given to both people with care and support needs, and also to carers. A personal budget or…

Directory Disclaimer

Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in this directory, we do not accept any responsibility or liability for any errors that have occurred. It is recommended that you always check with providers that their service or organisation…

Disability Enablement Service

In the last 18 months, London Borough of Waltham Forest have been talking and listening to families and their children and young people as well as schools and health professionals. You told us you wanted some changes to the service and there were areas that…

Disagreements about support for children and young people with SEN or disabilities

If you are unhappy with the support your child is getting, talk to his or her setting or school first to try to sort the problem out early on.If you are not satisfied with the school’s response you can use the school’s complaints procedure. All…

Disclaimer for the Personal Assistant Network

Individuals using the Personal Assistant Network (the Network), should be aware that the information published on the site is based on information declared by users of the service only. The London Borough of Waltham Forest (the Council) does not give any guarantee as to the…

Domestic Abuse

What is domestic abuse? Domestic abuse is: Any incident or pattern of incidents of controlling, coercive or threatening behaviour, violence or abuse between those aged 16 or over who are or have been intimate partners or family members regardless of gender or sexuality. This can…

Domestic abuse and sexual violence

If you need help because you or someone you know is the victim of domestic violence or sexual abuse, there is guidance available about what to do and how to report the abuse. The guidance is for everyone, including men, women and children.

Domestic Homicide Reviews

What happens when someone is killed as a result of domestic violence? When this happens, the law says that professionals involved in the case must review what happened so that we can identify what needs to be changed and reduce the risk of it happening…

Drug addiction: getting help

If you need treatment for drug addiction, you're entitled to NHS care in the same way as anyone else who has a health problem. With the right help and support, it's possible for you to get drug free and stay that way. Where to get…
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